Many students may find they need support beyond financial aid in order to afford food, utilities and other basic needs. You may be eligible for programs that reduce your expenses and/or help you cover them.
- To explore these options, we encourage you to
- call BenePhilly at 1-833-373-5868, download the MyCompass PA app or visit COMPASS.state.pa.us.
- consider signing up for the gas and electric savings programs if you pay for utility bills to help reduce costs. When you call, remember that for many programs only the income of your household matters—not your parents’ household—and often financial aid does not count as income.
- visit SNAP Eligibility | USDA-FNS for information on the expanded SNAP eligibility.
- visit the Campaign for Working Families for information on free, local federal tax filing.
- visit Emergency Broadband Benefit | Federal Communications Commission (fcc.gov) for information on the Emergency Broadband Benefit (internet service.)
- Federal Pell grant recipients are eligible to apply.
- visit Philadelphia Legal Assistance for information on unemployment benefits for Philadelphia students.
- see the Community Legal Services of Philadelphia for information on free civil legal assistance for low-income Philadelphians.
The Dean of Students Office resources include the following.
The Beasley School of Law has the following resource.